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Offline forewheels

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Re: A newbies build thread
« Reply #20 on: 05 November 2012, 01:17 »
cheers!
started to think theres an tiny owl trapped under my bonnet, god knows how much money it takes to shut it up :( (turbo bearings?!)
only faint for the moment, but noticeable, no white smoke as of yet, still getting 48mpg and no loss of power. just intime for a service and mot!
« Last Edit: 05 November 2012, 01:21 by forewheels »

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3M dinoc dash
« Reply #21 on: 09 November 2012, 00:47 »
i saw what some people were doing with the radio/centre console, and liked it. so i thought id give it a go with a carbon fibre look. took the fascia and vents off, and bought myself a roll and a heatgun.







pretty happy with it for a first try!  :laugh:
TOOLS USED:
small scissors
large scissors
stanley knife
heatgun
fingers'n'thumbs
TIPS:
1. take your time
2. take your time
3. use the heatgun to melt the vinyl just so its easier to handle, and wrap around the edges, or it will flare with time, ruining the look!
4. if a crease or bubble appears, use the heatgun and squeeze the crease out gently with thumbs to the edges of the work.
5. rub the vinyl down onto the surface as good as possible beforehand
6. try to make sure that the weave on the bottom half matches up with the top half, it wont look right else. there were level guidelines on the back of the 3m vinyl which helped level things up
« Last Edit: 09 November 2012, 01:05 by forewheels »

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Re: A newbies build thread
« Reply #22 on: 09 November 2012, 13:03 »
Like what your doing so far. That 3M stuff is real easy to work with.

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Re: A newbies build thread
« Reply #23 on: 03 March 2013, 18:43 »
Just thought id post some photos i took over the winter with my dslr  :smiley: